Topics Linux, FOSS, Free Software, Open Source, GNU, Richard Stallman, Nicholas Negroponte, 100 Dollar Laptop, OLPC, Development countries,
This Documentary shows the benefits of Linux and FOSS ( Free and open-source software) for development countries.
Run time 37Producer Asia Pacific Development Information ProgrammeProduction Company UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, International Development Research Centre of Canada and UNESCO, The International Open Source Network (IOSN)Audio/Visual sound, colorLanguage EnglishContact Information http://www.apdip.net
The Team of independend producers visited nearly 12 Countries worldwide to see how the adoption of FOSS presents opportunities for industry and capacity development, software piracy reduction, and localization and customization for diverse cultural and development needs.
Stories from The Codebreakers include computer and Internet access for school children in Africa, reaching the poor in Brazil, tortoise breeding programmes in the Galapagos, connecting villages in Spain, and disaster management in Sri Lanka. The documentary also includes interviews from key figures around the world.